Carl Mann

Uptempo Rockabilly

Birth name, Carl Mann, Years active 1957-2020

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Carl Mann

Huntingdon, Tennessee, USA

* Aug. 22, 1942;   Dec. 16, 2020 (aged 78)


Discography / Info!  Carl Mann

Carl Mann (* August 22, 1942, Huntingdon, Tennessee Dec. 16, 2020 (aged 78) Jackson, Tennessee) is an American rockabilly singer and pianist.


Mann was raised in rural Tennessee; his parents owned a lumber business. He sang in church and did country songs for local talent shows, playing guitar and piano. In 1957, he released his first single on Jaxon Records, "Gonna Rock and Roll Tonight" b/w "Rockin' Love." Several further singles on Jaxon followed, after which Carl Perkins' drummer, W.S. Holland, became Mann's manager, signing him to Sun Records. Sun owner Sam Phillips signed Mann to a three-year contract, and soon after Sun released Mann's rockabilly version of Nat King Cole's "Mona Lisa." Mann and Conway Twitty both released single versions of the tune at the same time, and both charted; it was sixteen-year-old Mann's first hit, peaking at No. 24 on the US R&B Singles chart and No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1959.     Mann's follow-up singles were less successful; he covered several pop standards, but the only charting hit was 1959's "Pretend," which peaked at No. 57 Pop. An LP, Like Mann, was released in 1960 but did not sell well, and Mann began to drift from the business. He did a stint in the Army in 1964, and then released a single, "Down to My Last I Love You," on Monument Records; after it failed, he returned to family life and battled problems with alcoholism

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This release, Original release, PHILLIPS INT. 3550 (US) 01/1960

Some enchanted evening  //  I Can't forget

Some enchanted evening - 1960

This release, Original release, PHILLIPS INT. 3555 (US) 05/1960

South of the border  //  I’m comin’ home

South of the border - 1960

More Carl Mann:

Jaxon 502 + LP            Charly Cs 1013           Phillips 3546 

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